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EU project : ARTICONF

EU Project : ARTICONF

ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far. Transparent, decentralised infrastructure : Simplify creation, integration and federation of agile decentralised social media platforms by creating a novel permissioned ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Radu Prodan

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Radu Prodan about the future of Social Media Networks

The future of Social Media Networks, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Radu Prodan, ARTICONF project coordinator and Professor at the Institute of Information Technology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, about the need to create smart, decentralised social media networks. What are the main problems with current social media networks? Social media today does not live up ...

A social scientist’s opinion: Interview with Kate Orton-Johnson

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kate Orton-Johnson about the sociological context of digital technologies

The sociological context of digital technologies, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Kate Orton-Johnson, Programme Director of the Masters in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh and ARTICONF project partner, about the importance of considering social and cultural aspects when developing new digital technologies. How did you get involved in the ARTICONF project? A colleague ...

More democratic, transparent and reliable the next generation social media

More democratic, transparent and reliable : the next generation social media

Social media platforms are used by one-third of the world population, they are changing how we find partners, access news and engage with politics. But the rise in disinformation and data privacy breaches are denting public trust. Is it too late to harness the potential of social media for good?

Blockchain & Society EU project

EU Project : Blockchain & Society

Blockchain Society studies the societal impact of blockchain technologies from a law and policy perspective. They are thinking about questions such as: How are blockchain applications governed? What internal factors contribute to the success of a blockchain application? How do different societal domains deal with blockchain technologies and their potential disruptive effect? What are the ...

EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum EU project

EU Project : EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum

EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum : The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum aims to accelerate blockchain innovation and the development of the blockchain ecosystem within the EU, and so help cement Europe’s position as a global leader in this transformative new technology. This project monitor blockchain initiatives in Europe, produce a comprehensive source of blockchain ...

A scientist's opinion : Interview with Dr Iwa Salami about the Libra Project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Iwa Salami about the Libra Project

Libra project, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Iwa Salami, senior lecturer in financial law and regulation at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London. How could the introduction of Libra (without regulatory interventions) impact the financial system (maybe also in connection to the recent critical ECB position)? With Facebook’s ...

Decode EU project

EU Project : DECODE

DECODE is a response to people’s concerns about a loss of control over their personal information on the internet. The ability to access, control and use personal data has become a means by which internet companies can drive profits. The people who create much of this data have lost control over how it is used. ...

A scientist's opinion : Interview with Maurizio Mensi about the Libra Project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Maurizio Mensi about the Libra Project

Libra project, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Maurizio Mensi, Professor of Law & Economics at the National School of Administration (SNA), professor of Information & Communications Law at the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome and co-head of @LawLab, a research centre on Cyber & Telecommunications-Media-Technology Law. How could the new cryptocurrency Libra affect European ...

Libra and cryptocurrency challenges for Europe

Libra and cryptocurrency challenges for Europe

Facebook’s announcement that it would introduce a cryptocurrency sparked a debate about the added value, security and regulatory aspects of virtual currencies. What lessons can the EU draw ahead of the potential launch of Libra in 2020?